Kenny Rogers has confirmed he is being treated for dehydration at a Georgia hospital, but insists his condition is not as dire as some reports suggest.

"He will remain there to complete some physical therapy to get his strength back prior to discharge," a statement on Rogers' Twitter feed said Friday.

"He appreciates the concern and well wishes he has received from his fans and can assure everyone he plans on sticking around through the years to come."

The country music icon, 80, is known for his hits "Lucille," "The Gambler," "Coward of the County" and "Islands in the Stream."

He retired from touring in 2017.

Due to recent wild misinformation and speculation from several media outlets, we are issuing the following statement on behalf of Kenny Rogers: Kenny Rogers (@_KennyRogers) May 31, 2019 

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